TopBetta Review

TopBetta is one of Australia’s newer bookmakers. It was founded in 2013, and has built a reputation as among the more interesting and innovative betting companies around, with its variety of punter-friendly features. TopBetta can claim to be the world’s first social betting platform, and its popular betting tournaments offer punters the chance to compete with each another to earn cash prizes.

Key features at TopBetta:

TopBetta have a solid bonus bets offer, giving new players a $200 bonus bet at the time of their first deposit. The bonus bets have to be used within thirty days and any winnings from Bonus Bets must be turned over twice before they can be withdrawn.

With its unique betting tournaments, TopBetta gives racing and sports punters the chance to bet against each other instead of taking on the bookie. There are a range of different TopBetta Racing Tournaments and TopBetta Sports Tournaments to cater for every level of punter and all offer the chance to win a share of the prize pool cash.

TopBetta offers punters the chance to bet with there tote which gives odds bigger than any of the Australian Totes, which means more value for money for Australian customers.

The handy TopBetta app can be downloaded as soon as you set up an account with them. The app gives punters everything they need to make bets and take part in racing or sports tournaments. While the speed and reliability of the app are impressive, it doesn’t provide access to the same range of betting markets that punters can find with the leading bookies.

For punters who enjoy profiting from their sports knowledge, TopBetta have the TopTippa tipping competition. Players who take part can land weekly cash prizes by tipping in the AFL and NRL and they can also claim a big prize if they end the season as top tipster.

TopBetta Best Features


GOAT Top offers a great deal to punters who bet regularly on Australian horse racing, and guarantees to pay out at the best dividend across all three main Australian Totes. While the regular Tote betting markets take out between 17 and 25 percent from the betting pool before winners are paid, GOAT Top only deducts 12 percent, giving Tote winners a much larger share of the final betting pool. For greyhound racing punters, TopBetta offer GOAT Mid, which will pay winners out at the middle dividend across the Australian totes as long as the GOAT Top is not higher than this price.

Bonus Bets

New TopBetta customers can earn up to $200 in bonus bets when they make their first deposit. Deposits from new customers are matched with bonus bets, up to the value of $200. So, for example, if you put $100 in your TopBetta account, you can earn $200 in bonus bets. The Top Betta bonus bets remain valid for thirty days, after which point they are void. All winnings earned with bonus bet money have to be turned over at least twice before they can be withdrawn, and this has to be done within forty-five days.

Racing Tournaments

One of the most popular TopBetta features that have helped to establish the company is the TopBetta Tournaments. The TopBetta Racing Tournaments were set up to offer racing punters a chance to bet against their peers, through tournaments with prize pools. Whatever their level of staking, TopBetta punters can find a racing tournament to suit them.

Sports Tournaments

Sports betting fans can also compete against one another with the TopBetta Sports Tournaments. TopBetta have Sports Tournaments for all of the major sports and aimed at punters of all experience levels. Fees for these Sports Tournaments range from $2 to $110, the tournament pools can be worth up to $10,000, and any punter who joins in has a chance of picking up a share.

Top Tippa

If you like to show off your footy or rugby knowledge, then TopTippa is the perfect feature for you! The TopBetta TopTippa feature is an exclusive tipping competition based on the NRL and the AFL and is only available to customers of TopBetta. TopTippa has weekly cash prizes on offer for the best tipsters, and each sport’s top tipster at the end of the season will land a big cash prize, along with the title of TopBetta tipster of the year.

Australian Owned

Australian punters will appreciate the fact that TopBetta is Australian run and owned and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. That makes it easier for them to focus on the home betting market so they can provide an Australia-specific service.

TopBetta customers can all pick up $100 in bonus bets through the company’s various promotions and competitions, although it each eligible punter can only pick up one Bonus Bet per promotion, and the bonuses have terms and conditions.

When a TopBetta Bonus Bet credit has been given to a customer, it remains valid for thirty days from the point at which it was taken unless otherwise stated. If the Bonus Bet remains unspent after this time, it will be void and cannot be used.

The full terms and conditions of the TopBetta bonus promotions are displayed on the Promotions page of the site. Most promotions also involve a wagering requirement. This requires that all winnings must be turned over at least twice before they are withdrawn, and the wagering requirement must be met within forty-five days. These are normal bonus conditions for the industry, and overall, the TopBetta Bonus Bet promotion is a good one.

The ability to bet on the move is important for the modern Australian bettor and the TopBetta App is one of the best mobile betting apps in the industry. It provides a fast, clean betting experience, and can be used on both Android and iOS operating systems.

The TopBetta App is accessible using all Android and Apple devices, including laptops, tablets, iPads and smart phones, and relies on industry-standard encryption, so you can be sure that your financial data is safe. It offers punters access to all of the main markets and makes it easier than ever to get your bet on with TopBetta.

Using the TopBetta App, you can take part in TopBetta’s great Racing or Sports Tournaments and earn the chance to win part of the guaranteed prize pools. All you have to do is make your selections and choose whether to bet with fantasy money – also known as BettaBucks - or Real Cash. It’s a fun way to make money by betting against your mates, not the bookie. After you’ve made your selection, keep checking the Leaderboard through the TopBetta app or TopBetta mobile site, to find out how you are doing, and you could win a cash prize.

Downloading the TopBetta App is simple. As soon as you have set up your TopBetta account, you can use the app and start betting with TopBetta.

TopBetta Horse Racing

TopBetta provide their customers with access to GOAT Top which pays out at the top dividend across the Australian totes (NSW TAB, S-TAB and Tatts) for horse racing. Domestic Tote markets take between 17 and 25 percent out of the pool before winnings are paid, but the GOAT Top only deducts a maximum of 12 percent, offering a better deal to TopBetta punters. Greyhound punters can benefit from GOAT Mid, which pays out at the middle dividend of the three totes, as long as the GOAT Top does not exceed this price.

With the TopBetta Protest Guarantee, if a protest against the winning horse is upheld, TopBetta will pay out on the original winner and the official winner following the resolution of the protest. The Protest Guarantee applies to win bets only, and punters cannot use it for Bonus Bet money bets or with a multi bet. The maximum payout is set at $2000.

Racing fans can take on their mates in TopBetta Racing Tournaments. TopBetta have tournaments for small-stake punters who like to bet $5 each way at the weekend and for ‘High Rollers’ who bet bigger. TopBetta will give you a starting bank and the rest is up to you. Anyone can take part in a TopBetta tournament and earn a piece of the prize pool.

The winner of a tournament will pick up 60 percent of the prize pool while the second placed entrant will earn 30 percent and 10 percent is given to the third-placed punter. TopBetta’s Racing Tournaments provide punters with a great chance to ‘Get in the Game’.

TopBetta’s sports betting product is not as extensive in terms of markets offered as many of those offered by the leading bookmakers. we found that TopBetta offered an average of 21 markets per fixture, which was short of the median figure of 61. But for the general sports punters, their range of markets will be sufficient.

While they don’t offer a full selection of sports markets, TopBetta do earn credit for their innovative Sports Tournaments. Most of the tournaments are focused on one round of fixtures for a particular league. Players can bet BettaBucks on any of the markets for that week’s fixtures, but there are also season-long tournaments. The tournament fees range from $2 to $110 and the prize pools can be as big as $10,000.

Thanks to TopTippa, punters can also claim prizes if their NRL or AFL tips are winners. All you have to do is make your sections during every week of the NRL and AFL seasons and you could be in line for a weekly prizes or even the $1 million top tipster of the season prize.

When it comes to the odds offered on their sports markets, TopBetta is on a par with the other main bookmakers, with their standard line bets usually coming in around the $1.91 mark. It is fair to say that they don’t offer some of the specialist markets that can be found with many bookmakers, but their range covers the major sports and leagues.